Is a miscarriage imminent?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have heard lots of people with spotting turn out to be fine! Apparently it isn’t an abnormal part of the first trimester which is just a torturous symptom for people. Also I was supposed to be over 7 weeks when I went in for my ultrasound and it turns out I was only 6w2d, so I think we were lucky to be able to see any heartbeat at that point. If I had went in when my US was originally scheduled the week before I would have only been early in my 5th week and I highly doubt I would have seen any heartbeat then even though I thought I was further along. Lots of the girls that are on the July boards with me have been a good week off on the due date too! Have you had an HCG level done? My doc made a comment that based on my HCG levels being high that we should be able to see the heartbeat on the US, so maybe if you knew your HCG level you’d have a better idea on that timing too?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

I wouldn’t tell anyone until you see the heartbeat and know for sure that all is well.  You don’t want to look back at the holiday as a sad time if something should be wrong, I would keep it separate.

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh sorry, just read that you got your blood test today! Hopefully they’ll do another one for you in 48 hours so you can make sure the number doubles.  

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@FunfettiCupcakes:  My cousin thought she was 8 weeks, no HB. They ran tests, did another u/s, and ended up figuring out that she was only 6 weeks!

Now she’s happy and healthy at 5 months pregnant!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Sorry you are going through this. The early stages of pregnancy are so full of worry! If your cycles are 31 days long, you may have only been about 6w3d at the time of ultrasound, give or take based on actual ovulation and implantation. Often times this is too early to see a heartbeat. Spotting is very common in pregnancy, but it’s good that it has stopped. Did they say if there was a fetal pole in the sac? At this stage there should be at least a gestational sac with yolk sac and hopefully a fetal pole. The heartbeat can start beating at anytime around this stage. I hope for the best outcome for you!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I went for what I thought was my 8w ultrasound last Thursday and found out I was only 6w 2d at the time (now 7w) and it was because I have longer cycles (35d average) and ovulated later. We saw the heatbeat (we were lucky) and everything looked fine. I haven’t had any spotting so I can’t comment on that but I just wanted to tell you these things do happen, and as far as I’m aware, everything is ok with me and my little bean! Fingers crossed for you but I’m sure everything will be fine x

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@FunfettiCupcakes:  Oh ok that’s good then they have you scheduled for the second! I got my blood test result back same day but only because our hospital has an online system patients can log into to see test results once available – I usually couldn’t view them until really late at night though because it just takes the labs awhile to get to you. I’m sure you could try calling them tomorrow to see if it is in yet! Also, I have a tilted uterus as well and the tech told me that there are no bad things with that but it can make it more difficult to see things on an ultrasound because of it.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve definitely read that a tilted uterus can make accurate dating via ultrasound more difficult. I know this must be really scary, but I think you still have good odds of a positive outcome. Fingers crossed for you!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@FunfettiCupcakes:  I had spotting on and off from about 5-7 weeks. I went for a u/s at 7.5 weeks, turns out I was 6w6d. There was a heartbeat at that time, and I’m 24 weeks tomorrow. The spotting stopped after approx the 7 week mark. FX for your sticky baby:)

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@FunfettiCupcakes:  The techs are usually very quiet. I know a lot of them aren’t allowed to give you any information. Sometimes you just get lucky and have a chatty tech. My first u/s tech was very to-the-book, and she wouldn’t tell us anything, not what she was measuring or why. When we went in for our 20 week the tech there explained everything. If we asked if it was normal she would tell us, but she didn’t say anything otherwise.

It can sometimes take a while for blood tests results to come back, and in your case I would expect no news as good news. 🙂

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@FunfettiCupcakes:  Honestly, I am not sure how I am as far along as I am due to the fact that I thought I had my period, so its interesting how they know, but I would trust that you are 5 weeks. Every woman is different. I didn’t have symptoms until 3 days before my missed period (I did have the sore throat and boobs and some nausea/tiredness as well as chapped everything).

But honestly all my symptoms tapered off by 8 weeks. So I essentially had symptoms for, at best, 3 weeks, and then I went back to worrying my ass off if I was still pregnant because I wasn’t puking my guts out.

I know it is difficult, and right now it doesn’t make sense, but try not to worry too much. Just relax, eat well, and continue to listen to your doctor and take your prenatals. It’s so hard not to worry (I’ve been there), but try to trust your medical team as much as possible.

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